Goldsboro: City Named for Major Matthew T. Goldsboro, Assistant Chief Engineer for Railroad Construction [Goldsboro Bridge Battlefield]

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Goldsboro is located in Wayne County in east central North Carolina.

Goldsboro was named "Goldsboro's Junction" after Major Matthew T. Goldsboro, assistant chief engineer of the railroad.

Later, the name was shortened to simply Goldsboro.

In 1847, the citizens of Wayne County voted to incorporate Goldsboro and make it the county seat of the new Wayne County.

According to local legend, Goldsboro supporters filled the town's well with moonshine to encourage people to vote for Goldsboro.

Here are introductory videos of Goldsboro.

3 Recommended Attractions in Goldsboro

Here are 3 recommended attractions in Goldsboro.

Goldsboro Bridge Battlefield

Goldsboro Bridge Battlefield is the bridge where 15,000 soldiers fought a desperate battle in the Civil War in December 1862.

You can experience a part of the history of the American Civil War.

To be exact, Goldsboro Bridge Battlefield is not located in Goldsboro, but in Dudley.

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Goldsboro Antique Mall

Goldsboro Antique Mall is Goldsboro's premier antique store.

There are many bargains to be had!

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Wayne County Museum

Wayne County Museum is dedicated to the discovery, preservation, documentation, display, and dissemination of Wayne County's historical knowledge and artifacts.

Also, Wayne County Museum seeks to increase public awareness of the heritage of Wayne County and the surrounding region through exhibits, events, and traditional and digital sources.

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We introduced Goldsboro, a city named after Major Matthew T. Goldsboro, an assistant chief engineer in the construction of the railroad.

Goldsboro Bridge Battlefield, located in Goldsboro, was a Civil War battlefield.

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